Mc41DMB wrote: »
Hey EA devs, exactly how much more ice tilt is added to your game on weekends as opposed to weekdays?
TR4N23 wrote: »
EA is getting pretty desperate at this point to gain new customers. Ice tilt is even stronger this year and if you noticed they reduced game speed and increased puck intercepts in order to keep scores closer and keep the weaker player in it.
ExSnake01 wrote: »
All of the things you guys are bringing up is clearly explained by dynamic difficulty adjustment. It's actually built into the game...look it up.
There's a ton of info about this system with Fifa since so many play that over NHL.
Taste-D-Rainbow wrote: »
Just my two cents.
Playing Squab Battles I was steamrolling opponents on Allstar with an 82 overall team running Anders Nilsson. A 77 overall goalie if I'm not mistaken. Game is playing smooth and responsive.
I dropped 200k I've been saving and grease my team to 87 with 84 Price in net. Son of a gun is letting in the softest trash, gameplay is slow and unresponsive to the point where I need to change my strategies so they actually exert energy, getting caught on breakaways with guys like Marner and McKinnon by silver bums.
It's probably in my head he said sarcastically.
Forewarning, this will be the only time I answer this as it’s repetitive and tedious and no matter what gets said, people will just choose to ignore it if it doesn't fit their beliefs.
Ice tilt doesn’t exist. It might as well be a new term for cognitive biases in games. There are a few reasons why people feel like it "exists":Internet Connection (sluggishness/lack of responsiveness)
As mentioned in here, connection is the only factor that will make the game feel “sluggish”.
This is something I experience at home myself; when my family is on the internet using even light applications (things like Facebook, streaming music, etc.), my connection isn’t as smooth. It causes that feeling of sluggishness because your ping (response time) is higher which means your inputs are slightly delayed. They sometimes do this in the middle of games which is where it feels sluggish (and oh god when they facetime someone RIP my connection).
If you’re experience decreases and increases during games, it’s likely just your internet connection fluctuating especially if you are on a wireless connection.Potential Solutions:
If you’re on wireless connection and can get a hardwired ethernet connection, it should help a lot. It’s made a world of difference for myself.
Regularly monitor your internet speeds. Normally I check my internet connection once a week if everything seems fine; if at some point it seems sluggish, I’ll check it to make sure nothing is up there. Some tools for this are Speedtest.net and Testmy.net. If there’s issues with the speed you have compared to what you’re supposed to have, contact your ISP.
Make sure your equipment is up running properly and is up to date. Things such as making sure you’re using at least a Cat-5 ethernet cable (Cat-5e and Cat-6 cables are better) and that you’re using up-to-date modems/routers/switches.
Finally, if you are limited to wifi, try to be as close to the wireless access point as possible. Speed will drop off over distance/how many walls there are between you and the access point.
One not related to internet, but playing on a gaming monitor with 0-1ms response rate will be slightly more responsive than a TV with a higher response rate that do impact your play.
Cognitive Biases (These things are fascinating)The TL;DR here: everyone naturally has biases that can take a lot of work to overcome. I’ll list a few of the main ones here, but man the human brain is interesting. If you’ve got some time to kill, I’ve laid out three of the main ones below.Negativity Bias
Negativity bias extremely common and it is the tendency to be more impacted and affected by negative/bad moments than good ones. This means that you will remember bad things that happen over good ones. Here’s more on [Negativity Bias]( https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/articles/200306/our-brains-negative-bias] + Wiki Page.
This means you’re more likely to remember a bad poke or goal against than one for (this happens to pretty much everyone).Recency Effect
Recency effect is pretty much the fact that you’re more likely to remember something that happened recently as opposed to something that happened earlier. Where this applies in game is if you have a bad goal go in near the end of the game, you’ll remember that moment more than if one went in your favour earlier on in the game.
This can also get compounded with negativity biases, as you’re more likely to remember and be impacted by a recent negative event than a positive one.Confirmation Bias
Confirmation bias is also something that is very common. Confirmation bias is the tendency to only accept evidence that supports your beliefs while ignoring others that go against it. It’s even evident in this thread. The notion of “no matter what EA tells us, they’re wrong” is a confirmation bias because no matter what anyone says against it, it’s instantly dismissed and rejected even if it doesn’t come from EA.
An IRL example would be people who believe the Earth is flat but Mars is round, despite numerous pieces and evidence pointing out that the Earth is indeed round. More on Confirmation Bias + Wiki.The Mental and Physical Effects of Frustration.
All the cognitive biases can further add to your frustration when you’re not winning. There is a sensation associated with all of this that’s called Tilt; it’s the mental state where your frustration causes you to adopt a less than optimal strategy.
When you’re frustrated, you will likely be over-aggressive or make more mistakes than if you were at a calm level. This can cause everything to spiral and can also cause the biases to further compound on each other, essentially spiraling into a never-ending pit of negativity and rarely recognizing the positives.
As much as being good at a game requires physical skill, coordination, and knowledge, the mental side of keeping calm and your emotions in check is often overlooked as it has a larger impact than what you might think.
I know I can become frustrated playing any game, and it’s super important to keep my frustrations in check in order to be playing the best I can. The study of sport performance psychology (and gaming too) is just beginning, however generally top athletes and gamers perform their best when calm and not acting out in frustration.
Here are some things that can help keep your frustrations in check:
Having a cold glass of water nearby to drink when frustrated
This helps your brain focus on the coldness of the water rather than your frustrations
Listening to more calming/chill music
This will again help your brain focus on remaining calm. Don’t get me wrong, pump up music is good to get the juices flowing. However, when it’s game time try some more calming music. I’m not saying to go out and play jazz (which is apparently the best), but maybe don’t play Lose Yourself on repeat because it can cause you to lose yourself.
Deep breathing is an incredible tool. If something bad happens (i.e. a goal against, penalty, etc.), take a few seconds to do some deep breaths (about 5-6 seconds in and 5-6 seconds out) and focus on your breathing. Once again, this takes your mind off the frustration.
Focus on the next play
Leave the last play behind you; it’s done, it’s over with and you can review it after the game. If you keep focusing on it, you won’t be thinking in the now fully which will hinder your performance. Thinking about the now will also focus your brain away from the frustration.
There’s no such thing as ice tilt. Every game you play uses the same difficulty (All-star) and same tuner (Competitive). You can view these tuners in Settings > Gameplay Sliders (make sure you have the Competitive Slider selected).
In terms of the sport of hockey, it, at its core, is an inherently random sport. It’s why the best teams in the league (Nashville, Winnipeg, Pittsburgh) only have a 60-70% chance to win over the worst teams in the league (Buffalo, Vancouver, Arizona).
In NHL, you’ll have games where you might get a couple extra bounces and that’s the difference. Also, repetitive behavior will cause your opponent to adjust to how you’re playing which is why opponents can feel stronger as games go along because you haven’t changed your plan and have become predictable.
Additionally, in hockey and sport in general there is the phenomenon of ‘Score Effects’, where teams with the lead tend to inherently play more defensive to try to shut the game down, which in turn allows the opposition more offensive opportunities which causes the comebacks to happen. This also happens in video games like NHL. This article by someone who is now working in the NHL is a great breakdown of it. If you’re interested in learning more on score effects, Hockey Graphs has many excellent articles on it and hockey analytics in general.
Where real hockey and video game hockey are different is that in video game hockey, people constantly trying to and are able to successfully generate more high percentage scoring chances in NHL 18 than real life hockey. While there are a couple in game that aren’t realistic (and they’re always being worked on), for the most part cross creases, breakaways with backhand forehand/other moves, shots from the slot, etc. are high percentage scoring chances in real life that people are able to generate more in NHL than real life hockey. It's why some
Anyways, super long post but it doesn't exist.
Tylytys wrote: »
Yes this about fifa but all same things can be said about nhl.
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